I thought he was buzzing around pretty quickly against Essendon tbh.I don't get where any perception of him being a one trick pressure act pony comes from. His ball use is at least good and usually done very quickly and to advantage.
The only consistent knock I can understand is the comments about pace. His testing results might say otherwise but in games he doesn't have that first few explosive steps to break away from or close down an opponent.
He's still a promising young player who is more than doing his bit but the pace is the only frequent criticism of him that holds any water imo.
There was one play where he chased and pressured 3-5 different blokes, from our forward pocket all the way to our half back flank. I don't know whether it was just because he was running with intent while others were half arseing it, but he looked pretty quick and I thought a play or two like that per game and it explains the GPS tracker numbers.Interesting. A few people have commented they think he looks quick. I just don't see it in his game.
I wonder if it is because his role is asked to defend first, rather thsn all out attack. So he often runs to corral and run to front and centre positional spaces.Interesting. A few people have commented they think he looks quick. I just don't see it in his game.